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NICE(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       NICE(1)

NAME
     nice -- execute a utility at an altered scheduling	priority

SYNOPSIS
     nice [-n increment] utility [argument ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The nice utility runs utility at an altered scheduling priority, by
     incrementing its ``nice'' value by	the specified increment, or a default
     value of 10.  The lower the nice value of a process, the higher its
     scheduling	priority.

     The superuser may specify a negative increment in order to	run a utility
     with a higher scheduling prority.

     Some shells may provide a builtin nice command which is similar or	iden-
     tical to this utility.  Consult the builtin(1) manual page.

EXAMPLES
     $ nice -n 5 date

     Execute utility `date' at priority	5 assuming the priority	of the shell
     is	0.

     # nice -n 16 nice -n -35 date

     Execute utility `date' at priority	-19 assuming the priority of the shell
     is	0 and you are the super-user.

DIAGNOSTICS
     If	utility	is invoked, the	exit status of nice is the exit	status of
     utility.

     An	exit status of 126 indicates utility was found,	but could not be exe-
     cuted.  An	exit status of 127 indicates utility could not be found.

SEE ALSO
     builtin(1), csh(1), idprio(1), rtprio(1), getpriority(2), setpriority(2),
     renice(8)

COMPATIBILITY
     The traditional -increment	option has been	deprecated but is still	sup-
     ported.

STANDARDS
     The nice utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY
     A nice utility appeared in	Version	4 AT&T UNIX.

FreeBSD	9.3			 June 6, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.3

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